02 Jun 06 More on Dun & Bradstreet callingMEMBER 2 writes:
"Today I was contacted by Dun and Bradstreet and asked if a client for whom we had recently received notices for a small unpaid tax debt was still our client. My response was that we would not discuss our client affairs on the phone with Dun and Bradstreet even if they were representing the ATO. The caller took offence and told me that my response would be passed onto the ATO. I would welcome written authority from the ATO to disclose this information to Dun and Bradstreet. Where does this carry on fit in the protection of taxpayer privacy and the lost “Taxpayers’ Charter”?"